Old 23rd March 2005, 12:34   #1
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Reverse "Crop files"?

Hi,
i have a really huge unsaved playlist. Now i wanted to view the path of a file and accidentally selected "crop files" instead of "file info". All files are gone. Is this reversible? please say yes *G*

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Old 23rd March 2005, 12:44   #2
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there's no undo feature in winamp so once the playlist is altered that's it

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Old 23rd March 2005, 12:47   #3
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Darren...

I think he's concerned that files may have been physically deleted (although I could be wrong)...
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All files are gone. Is this reversible?
@ Starfire51...

If that's your concern, then don't worry. The files haven't actual been physically deleted. Just cropped out of the playlist (which is only a list with pointers to actual files). Simply reload the saved playlist (if saved properly with a unique identifiable name outside of any Winamp folder), or if not properly saved, and you only rely on the default winamp.m3u auto-generated playlist file within the Winamp folder, then just recreate/ re-add the files (which still exist on your HD) back into the playlist, or create a new playlist with files you want.

*Note: it is always a wise move to properly save all playlists with a unique identifiable name outside of any Winamp folder, and never rely on the auto-generated winamp.m3u to be your one playlist. One reason for this is if for any reason you uninstall/reinstall Winamp, anything at all that you saved within the Winamp folder/subfolders will be trashed. But I may not have had to mention that to you, since it's just plain old common sense never to save anything you want to keep inside of any program folders in Windows.

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Doh!! You said, "i have a really huge unsaved playlist."

My bad. You'll have to recreate the playlist from scratch, but also save it. In any event, files are not physically missing.

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Old 23rd March 2005, 12:51   #4
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And to get back the playlist that was automatically saved the last time you closed Winamp:

classic skin: List opts > Load > C:\Programme\Winamp\winamp.m3u
modern: Manage Playlist > Open playlist > C:\Programme\Winamp\winamp.m3u
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Old 23rd March 2005, 13:02   #5
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LOL @ gaekwad with his non-English installation.

If not French or German, then instead of...
C:\Programme\Winamp\winamp.m3u

it might instead be...
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.m3u

or if Winamp was not installed to the default destination directory (as in my case), then it might be...
E:\Winamp\winamp.m3u

LOL. Doesn't matter. This is it in all cases...
\Winamp\winamp.m3u
(winamp.m3u is located in your Winamp folder, wherever that is on your puter)
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Old 23rd March 2005, 13:03   #6
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heh, not worry nunz

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Old 23rd March 2005, 14:14   #7
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Originally posted by Starfire51
Hi,
i have a really huge unsaved playlist. Now i wanted to view the path of a file and accidentally selected "crop files" instead of "file info". All files are gone. Is this reversible? please say yes *G*
If the huge unsaved playlist was already loaded BEFORE you opened Winamp...

ie. you loaded files into the playlist say a few days ago, you closed Winamp eg. yesterday, then reopened it today, and then the mishap occurred

Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) > Kill process for winamp.exe

Next time you open Winamp, all settings (and the playlist) will be restored to whatever condition they were when you last properly closed Winamp (the playlist is only saved to winamp.m3u when winamp is closed via winamp's menu > close/exit).

In future, always regularly save your playlist to .m3u
Always store a backup copy of it in Media Library > Playlists
And/or use a plugin like Dynamic Library to store playlists.

You can also create a "Current Playlist" backup view in ML > Playlists.
Create a new playlist there, call it eg. "Current Playlist".
Close Winamp
Go to the Winamp\Plugins folder and open gen_ml.ini in Notepad.

Scroll down for the line which refers to the new playlist view, eg.

query26_name=Current Playlist

Then edit the "query26_val" line underneath to:

query26_val=../../winamp.m3u

When you reopen Winamp, the playlist that was in the playlist editor window when you last properly closed Winamp (winamp.m3u) will now also be viewable via: ML > Playlists > Current Playlist.
If anything ever goes wrong again, you can just reload the playlist from there
(note, you will lose whatever changes to it you've made within the current session, but at least it's better than losing it all).


btw, I've been asking for a playlist undo option for about 5 years now.
Surely it can't be that hard to implement, can it? Can it? Well yes, maybe it is, heh.
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Old 23rd March 2005, 14:27   #8
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btw, I've been asking for a playlist undo option for about 5 years now.
Surely it can't be that hard to implement, can it? Can it? Well yes, maybe it is, heh.
Hmmm. Maybe Darren can have a go at it? I dunno. He has an aweful lot of projects going now.
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Old 23rd March 2005, 15:07   #9
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Egg already keeps pestering me about this I need to get certain parts of the jtfe plugin updated and potentially able to be moved into a separate plugin inorder to deal with the tracking requirements but yeah, it's on my todo list

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Old 23rd March 2005, 15:29   #10
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but yeah, it's on my todo list
Aahh! I wasn't aware of that. Very good. Take your time.
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Old 23rd March 2005, 15:35   #11
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well i've already started on it ages back (gen_undo) but time was the main issue (i used it as the basis of the queue position tracking code in jtfe if i remember right).

anyway, back to the issue in hand where the 'crop' command is a pain, i did make a small plugin to remove it from the right click menu ages ago for toqer so he didn't lose his karaoke queued playlist by mistake... and the link to it is here

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Old 23rd March 2005, 15:44   #12
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LOL.
I love the name... Crop_Die_v1_0.exe
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Old 23rd March 2005, 16:15   #13
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hehe, i thought you'd like it

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